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Rode Lavalier Microphone

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Rode Lavalier Microphone
Key Features
  • RØDE MiCon Connector
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Condenser Element
  • Includes Windscreen and Wind Muff
The RØDE Lavalier Microphone is a quality lavalier with an omnidirectional polar pattern and condenser element well suited for general speech pickup in sermons, presentations, instruction, interviews, etc. The microphone's cable terminates in a proprietary MiCon connection that allows you to select from a number of optional adapters. This makes it usable with virtually any wireless bodypack transmitter. The microphone ships in a protective storage case and includes a waterproof pop-filter, wind-muff, and clip.
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Rode LAV Overview

The RØDE Lavalier Microphone is a quality lavalier with an omnidirectional polar pattern and condenser element well suited for general speech pickup in sermons, presentations, instruction, interviews, etc. The microphone's cable terminates in a proprietary MiCon connection that allows you to select from a number of optional adapters. This makes it usable with virtually any wireless bodypack transmitter. The microphone ships in a protective storage case and includes a waterproof pop-filter, wind-muff, and clip.

Note:
MiCon connection is proprietary. Requires optional adapter for use with wireless transmitters, preamplifiers, etc.
Clear audio and low handling noise.
Included water resistant pop filter and mini-furry for high wind protection.
Rugged and secure protection for the microphone, cables and accessories.
MiCon connector system provides seamless integration between all of RØDE's compact wearable microphones and a wide range of wireless systems.
UPC: 698813001569

Rode LAV Specs

TransducerCondenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Response60Hz - 18kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio69dB
Equivalent Noise: 25dBA SPL (per IEC651)
Maximum Input Sound Level110dB (clipping SPL)
Output Impedance3kΩ Typical
Output ConnectorsRØDE's MiCon Connector (Requires optional adapter for use with wireless systems)
Dimensions0.17 x 0.17 x 0.47" (4.5 x 4.5 x 12mm)
Weight0.03 oz (1g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.555 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 4.2 x 1.85"

Rode LAV Reviews

A must have for Viola mics

By Jill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

What an enormous improvement we had when we switched to this mic for our Viola player. It was better than the Band we had before. If you are looking for the best sound for your string instrument, this is it!

Solid Lav Mic

By Ross
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-26

Very good "bang for the buck". Compact with great sound. I like that everything is module with the Rode system. You can adapt to a variety of devices and if the cord fails (which all do eventually) you can simple unscrew the mic module and replace the cord - great design. I have taped the mic inside of clothing with good results because of it's small size. Good mic, but still a little overpriced - IMHO

Wont withstand heavy use

By Jonathan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-10

I bought a set of two of these for one-man-band productions. The lav cable and micron connectors are very weak. The connections will break internally and cause the mics to pop, cut out, and eventually stop working. I've been through 4 lav wires in two years, which seems on par with what others are reporting. Overall the sound quality is great and the kit works well, but if you're looking for something that will withstand the test of time, you might want to consider a different brand.

Love it!

By Matthew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-05

Great mic at this price level. Suppresses background pretty well, low noise.

Poor build quality

By Mark
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-14

This only gets two stars for me but they do sound great. I've had two of these for around two years now. I have bought 4 replacement cables and three replacement micon adapters (actually 5 micons, two I sent back as they didn't thread into a sony pack, despite labeled as the correct ones.) I work in news and documentary so use wireless lavs almost daily. These just aren't built to last. I keep very good care of my equipment, but with general knocks and strain from use, these need a new part every 4-5 months. For the same price (almost) go for a Tram or Sanken. Never have issues with these. I liked the modular concept of micon adapters, but it's clearly an engineering issue. These will break on you and sooner than you will be expecting... Plus side, small mic capsule, sounds good, nice accessories, cheap.

Excellent Sound

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-21

I work as a Breaking News Stringer for TV News, and am usually in noisy environments. This lav provided clean sound in most situations.

Love the sound!

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-24

Of all the lav mics I own, this one is my favorite. The sound is crisp without being too crisp and full but not muddy....I think of this as a goldilocks mic - especially for my needs. This one holds its own against mics costing hundreds more (ask me how I know!).... highly recommended.

Awesome mic, super compact and well built

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-11

Bought this to go with our Saramonic UWMic9 transmitters, to replace the rather large ones included in the kit. The Micon adapter is a really great design, allowing you to adapt these mics to different body packs and uses. Gives them a bit of future proofing and flexibility to be used with wireless packs, or hardwired with a separate XLR adapter. Really impressed with how this sounds - definitely recommend them!

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Will this work with a laptop? Need the adapter ...

Will this work with a laptop? Need the adapter MICON-2? Does a laptop have the 1v power on its mic input?
Asked by: Stan
The Rode Lavalier requires 2 to 5V of plug-in power for operation. It would be best to use a USB audio interface that has a dedicated mic input with a preamp. The interface can supply the proper amount of power for optimum performance and control of the mic. For the MiCon adapter, use the Rode MiCon 5 Connector for Rode MiCon Microphones - XLR (B&H # ROMICON5) which provides an XLR connector and allows the mic to connect to a standard XLR input. For a very basic interface, you can the Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface (B&H # POXLRUSB48) which is compatible with Mac and Windows, and no drivers are required. It also features a headphone jack with level control for monitoring and the USB cable is included. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through live chat for further assistance and we can help you to find the best options for your application.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-27

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How long is the cable?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode Lavalier cable is 4 feet (1.2m)
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How can I wire this instead of using it ...

How can I wire this instead of using it wirelessly? I know this thing needs power and it won't work when I plug it into a camera with an adapter.
Asked by: Chris
You can use the Rode MiCon 2 Connector for Rode MiCon Microphones (B&H # ROMICON2 / MFR # MICON-2) which will allow you to connect the Rode lavalier mic directly to a 3.5mm TRS mic input on a DSLR or mirrorless camera or a portable recorder and use plug-in power supplied by the input of the camera or recorder.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-09-29

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Does it need phantom power ?
Asked by: Edmond Q.
The RDE Lavalier Microphone is an electret condenser and does require power; phantom power or bias voltage depending on the input device.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2020-09-30

Is this compatible with the Sennheiser EW 100 ENG ...

Is this compatible with the Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G4?
Asked by: Ishmael
Yes, this is compatible with the EW100 system transmitters.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-06-24

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Hey there! How would I set this up to record a 2 person interview for a podcast? Is there a way to do this with 2x Rode Lav mics and my Roland EdiRoll?
Asked by: Anonymous
You would have to use 2 channels for your input to camera or recording device from your mixer
Answered by: michael b.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Rode Lavalier Microphone for canon 6d?
Asked by: Anonymous
What is your actual question?
Answered by: Brian D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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My friend gave me his but neither him or I know if it has to have a specific program to work, does it? And can I just plug it in and will it work for iPhone 6plus voice memo?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Lavalier requires a Micon connector to plug into any device. The correct Micon for smartphone use is the Micon 11. Once plugged in, it will become the default audio input device for the iPhone and will work with any recording app.
Answered by: Mathew P. Rode Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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